Definitions for: Grappling

[n] the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
[n] the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"
[n] taking the bull by the horns

Webster (1913) Definition: Grap"pling, n.
1. A laying fast ho1d of; also, that by which anything is
seized and held, a grapnel.

2. A grapple; a struggle. A match for yards in fight, in
grappling for the bear. --Dryden.

Grappling iron, a hooked iron used for grappling and
holding fast a vessel or other object.

Grappling tongs, broad-mouthed tongs for gathering oysters.

Synonyms: braving, confronting, coping with, grapple, hand-to-hand struggle, rassling, tackling, wrestle, wrestling

See Also: attempt, contact sport, effort, endeavor, endeavour, face, facing, flying mare, professional wrestling, struggle, try, wrestling hold

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